Definitions of telegraph

  1. send cables, wires, or telegrams
  2. apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire ( usually in Morse code)
  3. An apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action.
  4. To convey or announce by telegraph.
  5. An instrument or system for sending and receiving written messages at a distance by means of electricity.
  6. To send by means of electricity passing through wires, as a message; to send such a message to.
  7. To send a message by electric current through wires.
  8. An apparatus for giving signals from a distance, esp. by means of electricity or magnetism.
  9. Apparatus for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant places by means of electricity or signals.
  10. To announce by telegraph.
  11. To send by telegraph; communicate by telegraph.
  12. An apparatus for transmitting messages, especially by electricity.
  13. An apparatus for rapidly communicating intelligence to any distance, formerly effected by signals, but now done through the agency of electro- magnetic wires.
  14. An apparatus or machine employed to convey intelligence to a distance, formerly effected by visible signals, and only to a limited distance, but now the signals are given in the form of marks or movements indicating letters and words by means of a current of electricity sent through a wire with inconceivable rapidity, and to any distance.

Usage examples for telegraph

  1. Meanwhile he was one day's hard riding from either the fort or the telegraph line, with the settlers between, and no news could reach him for twenty- four hours. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  2. If we could only be sure, you could telegraph, not to waste time. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. Have you a telegraph blank, Mr. Grant? – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. Still, if you dislike it, why not telegraph? – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  5. Leave this at the telegraph office for me, please. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  6. Possibly they wanted reinforcements, or wished those who were in waiting to make some movement of their own, and, if so they would be sure to telegraph. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  7. I will telegraph to Frankfurt at once! – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  8. " Telegraph style," in letters. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. We have a telegraph line- that he found necessary for his business, but that can be used by any of us. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  10. Do not answer, Bessie, but think this over, and if at any time this evening you feel the least doubt of your happiness in this matter, telegraph to me, and I will stop him. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. I have asked for an answer by telegraph. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  12. At eleven that night came a telegraph:- I have got him. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  13. " When we got the first news by telegraph, Julia said that she intended to come home at once. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  14. And Conwell's voice almost breaks, man of emotion that he is, as he tells of how Lincoln said, with stern gravity: " Go and telegraph that soldier's mother that Abraham Lincoln never signed a warrant to shoot a boy under twenty, and never will." – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  15. Not a pay- station as yet in all the wide world, and fully five hundred years to the nearest telegraph office! – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  16. The hotel and the telegraph- office stood close together. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  17. Be quick about it- telegraph at once. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. Even as he was speaking, a telegraph boy hurried up to the door. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  19. " Expect us early to- morrow morning," I said, and then went away to the nearest telegraph office, with a lighter heart than I had known for many long months. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  20. When I inquired for the priest's house, the telegraph operator informed me that the padre had told him all about us and our errand and that he would accompany me to the curato. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr